THE YEAR AT A GLANCE
The buildings at Sawyer Yards are located in Houston’s historic First Ward as part of the Washington Avenue Arts District. With over 350 artists in residence, this area houses the largest concentration of working artists in the nation.
Second Saturdays, 12-5 p.m.
October 14, 2017
November 11, 2017
December 9, 2017
And every Second Saturday of the month!
On the second Saturday of each month, the artists of Sawyer Yards (The Silos, Silver Street, Summer Street, Spring Street and Winter Street Studios) open their studios to the public from 12-5pm. Spend the afternoon wandering through four repurposed warehouses and discover an extensive selection of painting, sculpture, jewelry, photography, clothing, textiles, printmaking, mixed media and more. It’s a laid back way to meet some talented artists, explore the Washington Avenue Arts District, and maybe find a treasure or two!
The event is free and we would love for you bring some friends. No RSVP required. Free entry and free parking.
Saturday, October 7, 5 to 10 p.m.
Join us for the Fall Biannual! The artists of Sawyer Yards look forward to hosting you for an evening of art, friends and mingling. Explore our buildings, and meet new artists. Admission is free and we hope you will bring your art-loving friends!
National Sculpture Month, Houston
Saturday, October 21, 6 to 9 p.m.
WHAT: I am making an installation for National Sculpture Month Houston, opening in an outdoor gallery called Artist Alley located within the Sawyer Yards creative campus. My sculpture will be a giant rectangular block of ice that melts to reveal a map of Galveston, illustrating sea level rise in the year 2517 as informed by science. The map will be in a shallow basin, so that as the ice melts the basin will fill with water. The sculpture will be on site for a year, lit by LED lights, and solar powered.
WHERE: I’ll be in Artist Alley. Artist Alley is behind the Silos at Sawyer Yards (1502 Sawyer St. ). I would park on Edwards Street near the intersection with Sawyer and walk, or alternatively go to the parking lot at Silver Street Studios from the entrance at the intersection of Henderson Street and Winter Street.
The project is funded in part by the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance.